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Volume 6, Number 4 / December issue 2020
Adel Al-Zahrany, Abdullah Safhy
Artificial intelligence applications in serving the elderly and people with special needs

This study aimed to identify, and then provide critical analysis of the reality of previous studies related to the subject of artificial intelligence applications in serving the elderly and people with special needs, in order to fill the gaps, such as listing recent studies in this field, which are considered few by the researchers' viewpoint. It also aimed to identify the most prominent results and recommendations reached by these studies, which focus on artificial intelligence applications in serving the elderly and people with special needs and identify the applications of artificial intelligence in serving the elderly and people with special needs reached by the previous studies, which can contribute to providing services to the elderly and people with special needs. In order to achieve such objectives, the descriptive, analytical, documentary method. The study concluded that the use of artificial intelligence techniques helps the elderly with cognitive impairment by assuring that the old person is safe and carrying out all necessary daily activities, and if this is not the case, then alerting the caregiver, helping the elderly and people with special needs to compensate for their weakness, helping in performing daily activities, and evaluating the cognitive state of the elderly. Artificial intelligence applications, such as the use of smart visual aids for the blind, animations for the deaf, and other means that help to achieve improved social-psychological integration, can be used to plan and develop life activities that enable individuals with special needs to better interact with others. It also helps provide community contributions from normal people to achieve effective communication between these groups and normal individuals in society. Artificial intelligence applications have a role that cannot be overlooked in the lives of people with special needs, whether on a personal, academic or even social level.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence Applications, the elderly, People with Special Needs

Cite this article:
Adel Al-Zahrany, Abdullah Safhy. Artificial intelligence applications in serving the elderly and people with special needs. Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, 6(4)2020, 151-164.


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